“Jeopardy Jason” is the champ no more.
Following 19 straight victories on the game show, Albuquerque, N.M., math teacher Jason Zuffranieri was knocked off after incorrectly guessing in Final Jeopardy.
In the category World Landmarks, the contestants’ last clue was “The Eighth Wonder,” by composer Alan John & librettist Dennis Watkins, is about this building that opened in 1973."
The correct response: What is the Sydney Opera House?
Zuffranieri, who used a toilet paper roll to practice using the show’s buzzer, was up by nearly $10,000 at the time, but incorrectly guessed the Prado in Madrid.
Gabe Brison-Trezise, a researcher from Washington, D.C., wagered everything and was right, becoming the new Jeopardy champion.
Zuffranieri, who took home $532,496 in his 20 games and is slated to appear in an upcoming Tournament of Champions.
He ranks third place in all-time regular season winnings behind Ken Jennings and James Holzhauer.